2004 European Tour

The 2004 European Tour was the 33rd golf season since the European Tour officially began in 1972. The 2004 season consisted of 45 official money events. This included four major championships and three World Golf Championships, which were also sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Ernie Els ran away with the Order of Merit

Main tournaments

For details of what happened in the main tournaments of 2004, including the major championships and the World Golf Championships, see 2004 in golf.

Table of results

The numbers in brackets after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for members of the European Tour. To give such a number for non-members would misrepresent the amount of time some international golfers spend on the European Tour; as the Tour co-sanctions the major championships and World Golf Championships events, some top players accumulate a significant number of wins in European Tour sanctioned events without really playing on it.

DatesTournamentHost countryWinnerNotes
4-7 DecOmega Hong Kong OpenHong KongRepublic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (8)Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
15-18 JanSouth African Airways OpenSouth AfricaSouth Africa Trevor Immelman (2)Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
22-25 JanDunhill ChampionshipSouth AfricaGermany Marcel Siem (1)Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
29 Jan-1 FebJohnnie Walker ClassicThailandSpain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (8)Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
5-8 FebHeineken ClassicAustraliaSouth Africa Ernie Els (16)Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
12-15 FebANZ ChampionshipAustraliaEngland Brian Davis (2)Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
19-22 FebCarlsberg Malaysian OpenMalaysiaThailand Thongchai Jaidee (1)Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
26-29 FebWGC-Accenture Match Play ChampionshipUnited StatesUnited States Tiger Woods (n/a)World Golf Championships
4-7 MarDubai Desert ClassicUnited Arab EmiratesUnited States Mark O'Meara (n/a)
11-14 MarQatar MastersQatarSweden Joakim Haeggman (3)
18-21 MarCaltex Singapore MastersSingaporeScotland Colin Montgomerie (28)Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
25-28 MarMadeira Island OpenPortugalSweden Chris Hanell (1)Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
1-4 AprAlgarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de DepositosPortugalSpain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (9)
8-11 AprMasters TournamentUnited StatesUnited States Phil Mickelson (n/a)Major championship
15-18 AprOpen de SevillaSpainArgentina Ricardo González (3)
22-25 AprCanarias Open de EspañaSpainFrance Christian Cévaër (1)
30 Apr-3 MayTelecom Italia OpenItalyNorthern Ireland Graeme McDowell (2)
6-9 MayDaily Telegraph Damovo British MastersEnglandEngland Barry Lane (5)
13-16 MayBMW Asian OpenChinaSpain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (10)Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
20-23 MayDeutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of EuropeGermanySouth Africa Trevor Immelman (3)
27-30 MayVolvo PGA ChampionshipEnglandScotland Scott Drummond (1)The European Tour's flagship event
3-6 JunCeltic Manor Wales OpenWalesEngland Simon Khan (1)
10-13 JunDiageo Championship at GleneaglesScotlandEngland Miles Tunnicliff (2)
17-20 JunU.S. OpenUnited StatesSouth Africa Retief Goosen (10)Major championship
17-20 JunAa St Omer OpenFranceFrance Philippe Lima (1)Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
24-27 JunOpen de FranceFranceFrance Jean-François Remésy (2)
1-4 JulSmurfit European OpenIrelandSouth Africa Retief Goosen (11)
8-11 JulBarclays Scottish OpenScotlandFrance Thomas Levet (3)
15-18 JulThe Open ChampionshipScotlandUnited States Todd Hamilton (1)Major championship
22-25 JulNissan Irish OpenIrelandAustralia Brett Rumford (2)
29 Jul-1 AugScandinavian Masters by CarlsbergSwedenEngland Luke Donald (1)
5-8 AugKLM OpenNetherlandsEngland David Lynn (1)
12-15 AugPGA ChampionshipUnited StatesFiji Vijay Singh (12)Major championship
12-15 AugBMW Russian OpenRussiaEngland Gary Emerson (1)Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
19-22 AugWGC-NEC InvitationalUnited StatesUnited States Stewart Cink (n/a)World Golf Championships
26-29 AugBMW International OpenGermanySpain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (11)
2-5 SepOmega European MastersSwitzerlandEngland Luke Donald (2)
9-12 SepLinde German MastersGermanyRepublic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (9)
23-26 SepThe HeritageEnglandSweden Henrik Stenson (2)
30 Sep-3 OctWGC-American Express ChampionshipIrelandSouth Africa Ernie Els (17)World Golf Championships
7-10 OctDunhill Links ChampionshipScotlandScotland Stephen Gallacher (1)
14-17 OctHSBC World Match Play ChampionshipEnglandSouth Africa Ernie Els (18)16-man match play tournament
14-17 OctMallorca ClassicSpainSpain Sergio García (5)
21-24 OctOpen de MadridSpainSouth Africa Richard Sterne (1)
28-31 OctVolvo Masters AndaluciaSpainEngland Ian Poulter (1)Tour Championship

Order of Merit

In 2004, the European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was calculated in euro, although around half of the events had prize funds which were fixed in other currencies, mostly either British pounds or U.S. dollars. In these instances the amounts were converted into euro at the exchange rate for the week that the tournament was played. The top 10 golfers in 2004 were:

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1. Ernie Els  South Africa 4,061,905
2. Retief Goosen  South Africa 2,325,202
3. Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 1,910,394
4. Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 1,886,237
5. Thomas Levet  France 1,727,945
6. Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 1,648,862
7. Lee Westwood  England 1,592,766
8. Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 1,563,803
9. Ian Poulter  England 1,533,158
10. David Howell  England 1,501,502

See also

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